Tag Archives: encouragement

January 22 – Forgive Them Anyway

Luke 17; Genesis 29:1-30; Psalm 22 “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a … Continue reading

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November 14 – Learning to Encourage and Love Each Other

Lamentations 3-5 Hebrews 10:19-39 “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the … Continue reading

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August 15 – Finding Strength and Fellowship in the Church

Psalm 91-93 Romans 15:1-13 “May the patience and encouragement that come from God allow you to live in harmony with each other the way Christ Jesus wants. Then you will all be joined together, and you will give glory to … Continue reading

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July 10 – Benjamins or Not, It’s All About God

Job 41-42 Acts 16:22-40 “The police told the Roman officers what Paul said. When the officers heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were afraid. So they came and told Paul and Silas they were sorry and took … Continue reading

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October 28 – Christian, Christian, Wherefore Art Thou, Christian

2 Thessalonians 2; Isaiah 27-28; Psalm 118 Teen love can be a terrible thing to watch. Shakespeare showed us that in the classic play of Romeo and Juliet. According to Shakespeare, Juliet was 13 and Romeo was just a bit … Continue reading

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October 11 – To Stand or To Kneel?

Revelation 11; Esther 1; Psalm 105:1-25 According to tradition, one stands when the song is played. It has been that way for hundreds of years. When the song is played, you stand. Or at least that’s the way it used … Continue reading

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October 9 – Amazing Reactions

Revelation 9; Nehemiah 12; Psalm 104:1-23 One of the character tropes that stories like to use tells of a character who’s a plain, ordinary, everyday person who’s plodding through life until that one day when something sets him on the … Continue reading

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January 9 – Total Commitment

Luke 9:28-62; Genesis 16; Psalm 9 If I told you that I was going to run a marathon later this year, you would probably congratulate and encourage me. Were I to show you a picture of me the way I … Continue reading

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October 10 – Those Who Labor Among Us

Revelation 10; Nehemiah 13; Psalm 104:24-35 October is Clergy Appreciation Month. In a godly world, we wouldn’t need to have a special month because those that minister to us would experience that appreciation all the time. Somehow, though, it’s easy … Continue reading

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March 6 – When Discouragement Sets In

Matthew 11:1-19; Leviticus 11-12; Proverbs 24 Blood may be thicker than water, but imprisonment can really lead to discouragement. John had poured out his life proclaiming the coming Messiah. When Jesus came to be baptized John demurred, recognizing who Jesus … Continue reading

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